Book reviews

Check out the latest reviews of University of Minnesota Press books.
Against the Grain: The Pitfalls of Race-Based Medicine
Given the disparities between the lifespans of whites, African Americans, Native Americans and other groups, it might seem to be sensible to gear medicine along racial lines. But sociologist Leslie Hinkson argues that it represents a dangerous turn in science and healthcare. She discusses race, biology, and debt.
Against the Grain: When Soviet Welfare Ended
Interview with Marianna Pavlovskaya regarding her essay in MAKING OTHER WORLDS POSSIBLE.
Agate: Grant Merritt reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Grant Merritt describes the lows and highs of his many battles, recalls a pivotal period in Minnesota history, and reminds us why we must continue to fight to protect nature.
Agate Magazine: The Lost Forest
Review of The Lost Forest from Agate Magazine
Agitprop: Mark Dery Interview
Mark Dery has been exploring the shifting sands of American sub-cultural trends for almost twenty years. He has built a reputation as an engaged and voluble critic hailed for his urbane, funny observations delivered with clear-eyed reason.
AIM schools and oral history
Julie Davis, author of SURVIVAL SCHOOLS, interviews with Laura Waterman Wittstock on First Person Radio.
AIPT Science: 'Monster Theory Reader' aiming for scholarship of the fantastic
One of the virtues of The Monster Theory Reader is how Weinstock has worked to establish an intellectual continuity throughout.
Aladdin Sane Called. He Wants His Lightning Bolt Back: On Lady Gaga
An early version of a chapter in Mark Dery's I MUST NOT THINK BAD THOUGHTS in True/Slant.
Alan Greenberg & Werner Herzog
Dmae Roberts talks with screenwriter and director Alan Greenberg, author of LOVE IN VAIN.
Alien Phenomenology: add ecology and stir
Environmental Critique reviews Ian Bogost's new book.
Alien Phenomenology, rhetoric, and pedagogy
Alex Reid of Digital Digs discusses Ian Bogost's ALIEN PHENOMENOLOGY.
All About Jazz reviews Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones
"Although Jones often acknowledges life's difficulties—such as the toxic effects of racism and dealings with gangster club owners—he speaks as the master of his own fate, and that the world yields to his will, intelligence and curiosity."
"All oppression is linked": David Pellow on Nonhuman Members of the Community
David Pellow chats with Erik Kojola at The Society Pages about his book 'Total Liberation: The Power and Promise of Animal Rights and the Radical Earth Movement'
All the Anime: Interpreting Anime
An admirably written book, fantastically accessible for readers with next to no knowledge of academic theory.
Alondra Nelson interview with Michael Boyajian of WUSB/Stony Brook University Radio
Alondra Nelson discusses BODY AND SOUL: The Black Panther Party and the Fight against Medical Discrimination
Alondra Nelson on Against the Grain
Alondra Nelson on BookTV (C-SPAN)
Alondra Nelson talks Black Panther Party history, health care activism, and BODY AND SOUL on BookTV.
Alondra Nelson on Hard Knock radio
Alondra Nelson talks about BODY AND SOUL on KPFA/Hard Knock Radio.
Alondra Nelson on KRCL: All the Radio You Need
Alondra Nelson talks about the Black Panthers and her book BODY AND SOUL on KRCL.
Alondra Nelson on MSNBC: Racial health disparities
Clips from Alondra's interview with Melissa Harris-Perry. Nelson is author of BODY AND SOUL.
Alondra Nelson on NPR | FBI Most Wanted Terrorists List: Who Is Assata Shakur?
The author of BODY AND SOUL discusses the former Black Panther Party member on NPR.
Alondra Nelson on The Mark Steiner Show
Alondra Nelson, author of BODY AND SOUL, discusses her book on WEAA 88.9 FM.
Alondra Nelson on the Panthers, medical discrimination, and health care
UrbanCusp interviews author Alondra Nelson about her book BODY AND SOUL.
Alondra Nelson's Vanderbilt lecture
The author of BODY AND SOUL discusses her book at Vanderbilt University.
Alone and apart
Lisa Guenther, author of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, discusses the topic on ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Alone Inside: Lisa Guenther on solitary confinement
The author of SOLITARY CONFINEMENT: SOCIAL DEATH AND ITS AFTERLIVES interviews on CBC Radio's Ideas with Paul Kennedy.
Alphaville: Recording Reality, Desiring the Real
Elizabeth Cowie's book "will undoubtedly become required reading for anyone considering documentary filmmaking or the application of psychoanalytic theory in film studies."
AlterNet: Freedom Growing For Sex Workers Around the World... Not So Much In the U.S.
With input from Carisa Showden, author of NEGOTIATING SEX WORK.
AM950: Swede Hollow
Interview with Ola Larsmo, author of Swede Hollow
American Exception Podcast: Cancelling the PMC
Aaron talks with Catherine Liu and Dan Kovalik about the Professional Managerial Class, "cancel culture," and US empire. Liu is a professor of Film & Media Studies at the University of California at Irvine and the author of Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class.